Aquatics Program

Aquatic Centre

Our state-of-the-art Aquatic Centre boasts a ten lane, 25 metre heated swimming pool, change room facilities, marshalling area and a 50-seat function room.

It is home to the John Paul College Aquatic Program which includes a Learn to Swim school, squad training for competitive swimmers, and co-curricular training sessions for The Associated Schools (TAS) and Junior TAS (JTAS) inter-school competition.

The program builds a friendly and fun atmosphere, a pathway into school competition and club swimming, and the opportunity to improve and achieve personal growth through the discipline and fun of swimming.

In 2019, John Paul College entered into a three-way contracted arrangement with Absolute Aquatics as the aquatics program manager and Southside Aquatics as a local competitive club.  The primary contact for the John Paul College Aquatics Program is Lachlan Staples of Absolute Aquatics.


Learn to Swim

Absolute Aquatics offers a comprehensive Learn to Swim program for students of all abilities.

Learn to Swim Pricing

$15 – 1 lesson per week ($150 – 10-week term)

$25- 2 lessons per week ( $250 – 10-week term)

Families with 3 + Children – 15% discount

JPC 2019 levels and pricing


How to Sign On
Please contact Lachlan Staples from Absolute Aquatics to arrange a free assessment at a time that is convenient for the coach, parent and swimmer.
Phone – 0400 350 699


Student Collection Service

John Paul College can facilitate a collection service for JPC students aged Pre-Kindy to Year Two via our Outside School Hours Care (OSHC).  This service is designed to provide quality care and attention for young students to assist them to get from class at the end of the school day to a Learn to Swim lesson.  The service attracts a half session fee of $10 from OSHC which is generated with the John Paul College school fee accounts.  This fee is in addition to your Learn to Swim class fee which is payable directly to Absolute Aquatics.

Pre-Kindy, Kindy and Prep students will be collected from their respective classrooms and walked directly to the pool or to OSHC depending on their lesson time. Students in Years One – Two are required to meet a teacher aide in the ARC for roll-call.

After the completion of the lesson students will be walked directly back to OSHC if they have not been collected by a parent or guardian at the Aquatic Centre.

Please express your interest in the collection service when enrolling with Absolute Aquatics and you will be provided with an email link to request collection of your child by this service.


Southside Aquatics – Junior and Senior Squads

Southside Aquatics is a highly successful medium-sized club, outperforming expectations on a State and National level, with a history of record-breaking swims and high achievement. The size of the club enables low swimmer-to-coach ratios and a focus on individual attention for each swimmer.

In striving to achieve personal goals, the club’s emphasis is on building character, discipline, desire, determination and confidence in each swimmer. This prepares our swimmers to handle challenges presented in elite level swimming, as well as in other aspects of their personal lives – life skills used for many years after leaving the sport.

“At Southside Aquatics swim club, we understand the real meaning of winning is to reach one’s true potential, and not the place you finish in the pool.”


Club communication is facilitated via TeamApp, available at the AppStore or Google Play.

Southside Aquatics 2019 Season Squad Sessions


TAS teams

John Paul College is the reigning TAS Champion School in Swimming.  Team training is available in Term One for all TAS team swimmers, regardless of their competitive club membership.  For more information, please contact:

JTAS – Linda Dunne at

TAS – Bec Gallagher at